Cooking Equipment

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Toasters come in two main varieties: pop-up and conveyor, with higher-volume operations using the latter.

Convection ovens quickly and evenly cook food using a fan to circulate dry heat at high velocities.

When it comes to caring for convection ovens, there are not many tasks required. Service life depends on usage, but these units last 6 to 10 years on average.

The service life for braising pans/tilting skillets is between 7 and 10 years on average, but it can be as few as 3 years and as many as 20 years, depending on a variety of factors.

Prior to purchasing a convection oven, first evaluate the menu. This is because there are different types of convection ovens suitable for specific applications, and some have more options than others. The main consideration when specifying a convection oven is determining the appropriate size necessary for the type and amounts of food the unit will produce.

Operators should first determine their needs and volume prior to choosing a tilting skillet/braising pan for prep use. These versatile units are typically for high-volume use since large batches can be prepared at one time. Operators can use tilting skillets to replace other pieces of equipment, including grills, stoves and steamers.